Driving safety


JLM
#1
Within the past 5 weeks the heater on our car has conked out twice. I would urge people before setting off on long trips in 30 and 40C below weather to consider that distinct possibility. It can obviously happen at any time.
 
Ludlow
#2
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Within the past 5 weeks the heater on our car has conked out twice. I would urge people before setting off on long trips in 30 and 40C below weather to consider that distinct possibility. It can obviously happen at any time.

Better recondition that

Cold weather can take your life quick. I've been out in 122 degrees in Phoenix and all I do is cool off with a water hose. Freezing cold you cannot do anything.
 
Machjo
#3
Hot tea in a thermos is always a good temporary backup plan, along with warm layers of winter clothing. But again, short term solutions those, but buys you time.
 
Ludlow
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by MachjoView Post

Hot tea in a thermos is always a good temporary backup plan, along with warm layers of winter clothing. But again, short term solutions those, but buys you time.

I've been caught in a few bad snow storms out in Missouri. Times like those are when I missed my desert home town of Phoenix. Got about 8 inches here in northern Nevada. Don't care for it much .
 
JLM
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

Better recondition that

Cold weather can take your life quick. I've been out in 122 degrees in Phoenix and all I do is cool off with a water hose. Freezing cold you cannot do anything.


A couple of candles and box of matches can buy you a couple of hours.
 
Ludlow
#6
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A couple of candles and box of matches can buy you a couple of hours.

I hate it. Even here in this high desert. Phoenix weather is the best. Think I'll head back home soon. They have casinos there too..
 
JLM
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

I hate it. Even here in this high desert. Phoenix weather is the best. Think I'll head back home soon. They have casinos there too..


Are you familiar with Laughlin? Beautiful spot where the wife and I spent a few days about 18 years ago. 84F on March 1.
 
Ludlow
#8
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Are you familiar with Laughlin? Beautiful spot where the wife and I spent a few days about 18 years ago. 84F on March 1.

Yeah. Right across the river from Bullhead City. One part of the desolate Mohave desert where 130 degrees in the summer is not unusual. I prefer the cooler Sonoran desert.
 
JLM
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

Yeah. Right across the river from Bullhead City. One part of the desolate Mohave desert where 130 degrees in the summer is not unusual. I prefer the cooler Sonoran desert.


Yep, we ate lunch in Bullhead City one day. I love that climate down there, a week or so earlier we had driven through snow banks east of Mt. Shasta Calif. That might be Wild Horse Pass.
 
Ludlow
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Yep, we ate lunch in Bullhead City one day. I love that climate down there, a week or so earlier we had driven through snow banks east of Mt. Shasta Calif. That might be Wild Horse Pass.

Love Mt. Shasta. .
 
petros
#11
Sterno.
 
Ludlow
#12
I wonder if the old Shasta sodas were named after Mt. Shasta.

I believe there is a Lake Shasta where Merle Haggard lived on a houseboat for awhile.
 
bobnoorduyn
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Within the past 5 weeks the heater on our car has conked out twice. I would urge people before setting off on long trips in 30 and 40C below weather to consider that distinct possibility. It can obviously happen at any time.


You may want to get that thing checked out. Hate it when that happens.


But bein' cold, let me tell ya, two co-workers went to Winnipeg to bring back a company truck up the ice road to Island Lake, it was the coldest winter any of us experienced, plus they were bringing back my requisite 2 twelves of beer, and a forty of each whiskey and gin. Unbeknownst to us they broke down about half way back. Their women urged me to spark up the company 185 and go look for them when they were more than 12 hours overdue. It took such time to get the little 300 HP air cooled flat six warm enough to start, that the guys arrived by way of other transport drivers before I could get airborne. My beer was gone, the bottles exploded, the whiskey and gin, though, were delivered in cracked bottles, their contents solidly frozen, but otherwise intact, with some little glass bits. I remember the temperature being -58, but being that it was 1980 I don't know if that was Fahrenheit or Celsius. Doesn't matter, it was effin' cold.
 
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